Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Nestronia umbellula
Family: Santalaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S1

Rocky subxeric mesophytic forest.

Species Description:
Perennial shrub.

Flowering Period: Early May to late May.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This is a colonial glabrous (neither hairs or glands) shrub that is 0.5-1.5 m tall. Leaves are opposite, generally lance-ovate in shape, acute to acuminate tip and glacous underneath. Sexual reproduction seems to be rare but when present are greenish axillary flowers. It is found in dry woods.

Timber removal would likely be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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